Rembrandt

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The last years of the painter's life from the death of his wife Saskia in 1642, to his own death in 1669.

The following statement regarding the story appears after the opening credits: 'In the seventeenth century Holland was a world power, her ships carried treasure to Amsterdam from all parts of the earth. But her proudest glory was the son of a miller from Leyden, Rembrandt van Rijn, the greatest painter that has ever lived. He died in obscurity, his belongings worth no more than a few shillings. Today no millionaire is worth the money the works of Rembrandt would realise, if ever offered for sale.'

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